ERIC Number: ED472913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
University Science Majors in Collaborative Partnerships with Elementary Teachers: Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning.
Ross, Donna L.; Mason, Cheryl L.
This study examines the development, implementation, and early results of the Partnership to Involve the Scientific Community in Elementary Schools (PISCES) program. The PISCES project is a comprehensive approach to professional development utilizing university science graduate students, university and community scientists, and educators to enhance elementary science. The project is designed to address the constraints of quality elementary science instruction as identified in the research literature and by local classroom teachers through quality, long-term professional development. This report includes initial findings related to the professional development teachers' confidence level, improvement of communication skills, and future plans of the project. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.